Merit 2F Insecticide

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Merit 2F Insecticide

Merit 2F Insecticide is for the use of insect control on turfgrass, sod farms, fruit and nut trees, interior plantscapes, and ornamental landscapes. Merit 2F Insecticide's active ingredient is Imidacloprid. Merit 2F Insecticide can also be used to suppress chinch bugs and cutworms. It is a systemic product that will travel up the plant system from the roots. Merit 2F Insecticide has long residual control - it interferes with the insects' nervous system to stop feeding, producing, and then dies.

CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.




APPLICATION TO TURFGRASS

MERIT 2F Insecticide can be used for the control of soil inhabiting pests of turfgrass, such as Northern & Southern masked chafers, Asiatic garden beetle, European chafer, Green June beetle, May or June beetle, Japanese beetle, Oriental beetle, Billbugs, Annual bluegrass weevil, Black turfgrass ataenius, European Crane Fly, and mole crickets. MERIT 2F Insecticide can also be used for suppression of cutworms and chinch bugs. MERIT 2F Insecticide can be used as directed on turfgrass in sites such as home lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and sod farms.

The active ingredient in MERIT 2F Insecticide has sufficient residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests. High levels of control can be achieved when applications are made preceding or during the egg laying period. The need for an application can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch.

Applications should not be made when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or the soil is saturated with water. Adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when these conditions exist. The treated turf area must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate vertically in the soil profile. Applications cannot exceed a total of 1.6 pints (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year.

APPLICATION TO ORNAMENTALS

MERIT 2F Insecticide is for use on ornamentals in commercial and residential landscapes and interior plantscapes. MERIT 2F Insecticide is a systemic product and will be translocated upward into the plant system from root uptake. To assure optimum effectiveness, the product must be placed where the growing portion of the target plant can absorb the active ingredient. The addition of a nitrogen containing fertilizer, where applicable, into the solution may enhance the uptake of the active ingredient. Application can be made by foliar application or soil applications; including soil injection, drenches, and broadcast sprays. Foliar applications offer locally systemic activity against insect pests.

When making soil applications to plants with woody stems, systemic activity will be delayed until the active ingredient is translocated throughout the plant. In some cases, this translocation delay could take 60 days or longer. For this reason, applications should be made prior to anticipated pest infestation to achieve optimum levels of control.

For outdoor ornamentals, broadcast applications cannot exceed a total of 1.6 pints (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year.

NOTE: Not for use in commercial greenhouses, nurseries, or on grasses grown for seed, or on commercial fruit and nut trees.

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Effective Product
    By Gary in Campbell NE. on 06/12/2014
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    I used Merit 2F to control white grubs in 3+ acres of lawn turf. While my lawn area is a mixture of grass types the grubs were always a pest and hard to control from year to year. Merit 2F had very quick kill results and looks to have long lasting effective control.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Easy treatment, long term cure
    By Joe in Havertown, Pa. on 07/10/2015

    I just treated my lawn with Merit 2 F. The treatment is intended to prevent lawn pest damage over the period of a year, so one should not expect visible overnight results. I have great confidence in Merit 2 F from the results I have gotten using premixed products containing Merit. The benefit of Merit 2 F is the cost savings realized by mixing only the amount you need for your application. The only improvement I would suggest in the directions for mixing is to include accurate instructions for making smaller quantities, even though it is a simple math calculation.

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Palm Care
    By M06fl in Tomball,Texas on 05/12/2015
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    Product recommended by Palm tree seller. I have no insects on palms. That's all that matters to me.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product
    By Rob in Sarasota, Fl on 03/24/2016

    I tried purchasing a similar product from my local landscape supplier, but it did not work like Merit. You can truly see the difference in the green grass that Merit allows you to have. Read the instructions to use the proper amount

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Re: Best investment
    By Rob in Sarasota, FL on 11/29/2016

    I use Merit bc the pros use this same product. After finding out that I could purchase the same products the lawn pros used, I tried it out and had excellent success. I've used other chain-store products, but only Merit delivers the killer ingredient needed to get rid of grubs and other lawn eating insects.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Saved My Hemlocks
    By Stephen in North Hampton, NH on 08/14/2016

    I drench-treated several beloved hemlocks newly infested with wooly adelgid two years ago. Wiped it completely out. They're gorgeous again. Also cleared up something wrecking my hollies. Miraculous stuff. So much more economical than the watered-down retail versions.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Merit
    By Don in Clarksville ia on 07/24/2016

    Excellent control of Asian beetles and other bugs

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Merit
    By Don in Clarksville ia on 07/24/2016

    Excellent control of Asian beetles and other bugs

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Merit 2F doing very well
    By Justin in Fishers, Indiana on 04/28/2017

    So far so good with the Merit 2F - the product I was sent had been recently manufactured, which I was very pleased to see (there is a manufactured date stamped on it). I am fighting rose midge, and it seems to be knocking it down. With regular soil drench applications, I am hoping to eliminate the determined little sucker!!!

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Not sure
    By Tony in Coshocton on 07/29/2017

    Still waiting on results.

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08/31/2013 Pat from Alpha, Nj

QHow much product should be dilred in how much water? How much of dilution should be applied to each tree?
I am using this as a soil drench to kill woolly aldegids on hemlocks. How do I know how much product should be diluted per gallon of water? How do I know how much to put on each tree. Average diameter of each tree is 24"

AMost people use a 5 gallon bucket or a large watering can to apply Merit 2F as a soil drench. You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Merit per inch of trunk diameter for trees. The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per inch of trunk diameter but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter for trees as well. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested.  Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. After the soil drench has been applied you should water it in with at east 1/2 inch of water. Note: Water simply acts as a carrier and it is important that even distribution of the product is achieved. Thus, more water may be used if the applicator feels runoff will not occur and proper penetration of the root zone is achieved. Insecticides applied to the soil are taken up by the roots and translocated throughout the tree or shrub. Root/soil drenches offer the advantage of requiring no special equipment to apply (other than a bucket or watering can). However, surface layers of organic matter, such as mulch or leaf litter, can bind the insecticide and reduce uptake. Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.

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04/23/2014 Miguel from Reading, Pa

QDoes it work on grub worms? How diluted? Oz/sq.ft.? When to apply?
We had Japanese beetles last year here in eastern PA. Their eggs ate my grass. I spread dylox spores in August of last year once I realized what it was (the experts at trugreen never figured it out and after the visits I took over).

AYes, Merit 2F does kill Grubs , the larva of the Japanese Beetle. You would use 0.46-0.6 oz in one gallon of water and use one gallon of finished solution per 1,000 square feet.

14 of 15 people found this answer helpful.
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04/15/2015 Kurt from Southampton, Ma.

QCan I use Merit 2F for grub control?
If I use this for grubs, early now frost just gone, will it get rid of grubs/moles ?? was told this would work, & also mixture for sprayer, 1 1/3 acre with house. K.

AThe Merit 2F can be applied to yard for grub control and should be put down around the end of May to the beginning of June when grubs will start being most active. You can apply it at the appropriate rate per the product label for grub control a few times throughout the season to keep them under control. While grubs are one food source for moles, they are not the only food source for them and ridding your yard of grubs should not be your only method of control if moles are your primary problem. We have several products for moles that you can view HERE: Mole Control.

10 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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03/10/2015 James from Sperry, Ok

QCan this product be applied to turf using a hose end sprayer?

AYes, Merit 2F can be used in a hose end sprayer. You will need to make sure you are using the right amount of product per 1000 square feet depending on what you are treating for.

7 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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03/28/2015 Bob from Columbia, Mo

QShelf life of Merit 2F Insecticide?

AThe shelf life on Merit 2F all depends on how it is stored. If the product has been tightly sealed and kept out of sunlight and extreme temperatures, the shelf life is 3-5 years

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Most Recent Customer Questions

08/03/2017 Michael from Mi

QShould I foliar spray or root drench with Merit 2F for root aphids in my garden?

A

Merit 2F Insecticide†should be applied as a soil drench for root aphids as directed on the product label.† Keep in mind that Merit 2F is not for use on edible plants.

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06/25/2017 Mark from Mason, Mi

QWhen spraying for Japanese beetles in turf grass with a 25 gallon sprayer, how many ounces of Merit 2F Insecticide do I use per gallon of water?
1.5 acres to be treated

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Merit 2F Insecticide is mixed at 1.5 fl oz per 100 gallons for treating Japanese Beetles with a foliar application.

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06/21/2017 Genje from Arnaudville, Louisiana

QCan I use Merit 2F for Armored Scale on a magnolia?

A

Yes, Merit 2F is labeled for suppression of Armored Scale. According to the product label, the mix rate is 0.1 to 0.2 fl oz per inch of trunk diameter (D.B.H) and can be applied by either soil injection or soil drench. Please refer to the product label for instructions.†

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06/11/2017 Carlos from Miami, Fl

QWhat is soil drench application rate of Merit 2F (ml per gal) to treat Aphids on Podocarpus 6 feet tall by 50 feet long?
The hedge is about 12 to 18 inches wide.

A

Typically when treating an evergreen hedge made up of shrubs you would do 0.2 oz of Merit 2F Insecticide per foot of shrub height, so for each individual plant along your hedge that is 6 feet tall you would use 1.2 oz (35 ml) in a sufficient water volume to give a good soil drench coverage. On average you use 5-10 gallons of water per 5 feet of shrub length to ensure the product gets moved into the root zone completely. If for instance you have 2, 6 foot shrubs in a 5 foot length area, you would use 5-10 gallons of water along the root system at the base of the hedge with 2.4 oz (71 ml) of Merit mixed in to that water volume. If you are planning to spray the whole hedge down rather than do a root/soil drench, then the label calls for 1.5 oz per 100 gallons of water.†

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05/01/2017 Kelly from Minneapolis

QHow do I kill pachypsylla in mature hackberry trees?
We have thousands of these small creatures that hang around our windows in the fall.

A

Yes,†you could apply a systemic product such as Merit 2F Insecticide as foliar sprays only help when they are in certain stages on the hackberry tree.†The sytemic product would normally take a couple of weeks to translocate all the way through the tree, so a foliar spray may help in the mean time until the product works its way through the center.††We highly suggest using it again before symptoms start to appear to prevent your trees damage the next year.†Adult psyllids emerge from galls in September and can be annoying to people living near infested trees. Psyllids will swarm to houses, particularly light-colored ones, in search of protected locations to pass the winter. When the weather warms up, they come out of dormancy and become a nuisance. They do not bite humans or pets.

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04/13/2017 Cody from Amarillo, Tx

QWhat if it rains after I spray my tree with Merit 2F Insecticide?
Rained 4 hours after a foliar application. Do I need to respray?

A

Normally as long as an insecticide like Merit 2F has had at least 6 hours of dry time after it has been applied, then it is considered rain fast to most rain conditions that would come afterwards. If it rained as early as 4 hours after application you may need to reapply.†

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02/27/2017 Justin from Houston, Tx

QIs it safe to inject Merit 2F into a tree directly?
There are injection systems like ArborJet that can inject the chemical, but is it safe for the tree?

A

Merit 2F Insecticide†is not labeled to be used as a tree injection so we cannot recommend it be used in any type system. †It is safe as a soil injection, drench or broadcast when applied as directed on the product label.

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05/26/2016 Victor from Elysburg

QWhat is the formula for treating a multiple stump ash tree with Merit 2F?

A

For multi-stem trees, base rate on cumulative inches of diameter of all stems at breast height when applying Merit 2F. You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Merit per inch of trunk diameter for trees.

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05/17/2016 W.a. from Charlotte ,nc

QIs Merit 2F Insecticide safe for fruit trees as a systemic drench?
It this product safe to use as a drench to control insects that are a problem for peach and apple trees?

A

Merit 2F Insecticide††can be used a a drench, however it is only labeled for apply tree and not for peach trees. For both apple†and peach trees we would recommend a product like Monterey Fruit Tree and Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench. Please let us know if we you have any other questions.

2 of 2 people found this answer helpful.
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05/16/2016 Mike from Wake Forest, Nc

QWhen are the best times to apply the Merit 2F Insecticide to a lawn for grub control?
I'm in North Carolina, when is the best times to apply product.

A

According to the product label, the best time to apply the Merit 2F Insecticide†for optimum†grub control make applications prior to egg hatch of the target pest. We suggest to contact your local cooperative extension office in your county†for more specific times of application.

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